The DEI Shift

Pediatric-to-Adult Transitions of Care, Part 2: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

October 25, 2023 Season 5 Episode 3
The DEI Shift
Pediatric-to-Adult Transitions of Care, Part 2: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Show Notes

Pick up where we left off in Part 1 (Season 4, Episode 3) by applying the pediatric-to-adult transitions strategies we learned in that episode to a specific patient population: those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Transitions can be one of the most trying and health-destabilizing things a young person and their caregivers experience. In this episode, we learn from the experience and wisdom of Dr. Susan Hingle and Dr. Mai Pham, who have not only navigated this process with their patients, but with their own children as well. Their personal experiences have informed and fueled their wonderful professional work in this space as they demonstrate how we can provide and advocate for equitable care for this patient population.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and the specific example of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Describe how these are diagnosed.
2. Describe key issues that healthcare teams should keep in mind for patients with IDD, including ASD, as they transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.
     a. In the clinic
     b. In the ER/hospital
3. Give examples of advocacy efforts for healthcare for members of this community.
4. Strategize how one can create inclusive healthcare environments, spaces, and culture for people with IDD, including ASD.

Guest: Dr. Susan Hingle, Dr. Mai Pham
Co-hosts/Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Maggie Kozman
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin
Associate Producer: Dr. Candace Sprott
Senior Producer: Dr. DJ Gaines
Editor/Assistant Producer: Clara Baek
Production Assistants: Nilgoun Farhadi, Likitha Aradhyula
Website/Art Design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman

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